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World Food Day celebrates family farming

October 16, 2014

Today, on World Food Day during the International Year of Family Farming, we recognise the valuable contribution our farming families make to feeding and clothing both Australia and the world.  Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said this year’s theme—Family Farming: feeding the world, caring for the earth—was the perfect opportunity to thank farmers across Australia. Read More »

Agriculture minister welcomes new horticulture body

October 8, 2014

The Australian Government has welcomed the registration of Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (HIAL) as a new research, development and marketing body to support Australia’s $9.5 billion horticulture industry. The establishment of the new entity follows a recent independent report into the performance of Horticulture Australia Limited which recommended a change to a new, grower-owned research and development company. Read More »

Farm Chemical Safety

October 1, 2014
Steven Carruthers

The recent tragic death of a North Queensland greenhouse grower highlights the importance of workplace hazard identification and the safe storage and security of chemical fertilisers. Adrian Stanley (49) had washed out two drums and was welding one when it exploded. Police suspect chemical fumes may have sparked the explosion. Read More »

What are the fundamentals of setting up an NFT system?

October 1, 2014
Rick Donnan

What factors are important in setting up an efficient NFT system for different types of plants?
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The Right Media

October 1, 2014
Tomato grower using Perlite pot system.

When it comes to choosing the right hydroponic growing media, there are many factors to consider that are directly related to its physical characteristics.

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FloraHolland Trade Fair 2014

September 27, 2014

The FloraHolland flower auction is hosting the FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer from Wednesday 5 through Friday 7 November. This trade fair is the place where international floriculture comes together. Growers and breeders from the Netherlands and abroad will be presenting their wares and displaying new products or concepts; and exporters, wholesalers and their customers from the Netherlands and abroad will come to be inspired by the comprehensive range of flowers, plants, product concepts and new products on display. Read More »

Dutch-German research team develops new integrated crop protection system for greenhouse horticulture

September 20, 2014
Wageningen UR

 The Dutch-German ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ project offers a completely new ‘total concept’ for crop protection in modern greenhouse horticulture. This new ‘Healthy Greenhouse System’ enables growers to produce high-quality crops without pests and diseases. After four years of research the results of the Interreg project ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ will be presented on 1 and 2 October.

By Plant Research International, Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, Applied Plant Research

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